and all this treading in water of diplomacy continues with nothing being achieved. The type of language we hear from Israeli government officials hasn't changed, during the last Netanyahu administration, before the 2013 elections and afterwards. But many have always said to ignore the media statements and actually see what is happening instead. So if new tenders for building in East Jerusalem have not been issued, then the Palestinians should step into negotiations before the Israelis change their minds again about the supposed freeze.
Firebomb thrown during demonstration in northern Israeli town of Umm al Fahm (Haaretz)